Thursday, July 26, 2007

One More Note on Miss Junie B.

Please examine the opening paragraph of the NYT article.

At her all-day princess-theme party for her graduation from preschool, Lyra Alvis had her face painted, went first down the water slide and was even allowed to eat the flower on the cake. "It was the best day of my life," said Lyra, 5, who lives in Nashville.

At least until bedtime. That is when her father, Lance Alvis, did something he?d never done before: Midway through a book that was a gift from a friend, he insisted she pick out something different to read.

"But I love this book," Lyra said.

The paperback in question was about Junie B. Jones...

So this kid got an ALL-DAY PRINCESS PARTY for her graduation from preschool, to which her little friends were asked to BRING GIFTS.

*facepalm*
*facedesk*
*facebrickwall*

I would say that learning how to read/speak/write will be the least of this kid's problems.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Should it not be "all-day princess-themeD party"?

Sigh, if poor grammar is infiltrating the NYT, maybe we shouldn't allow such books to be infiltrating our young children's minds! :-p